Sacred poems, from subjects in the Old Testament

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Edmund Reade

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1843 Excerpt: ... Entered his soul!--a prophet there he stood, His inspirations round him: from the roar Of waves, his rushing verse was born: their power From the eternal rocks; and from the sky And storms, the strength and the sublimity With which he clothed his gods!--from yonder Sun, The watching symbol of the Almighty One, That looked upon him there in that calm hour, As if it lingered round him while it blest, The calm, the grandeur, majesty, and rest! HIGH-TOR ROCKS. This Poem, and two others succeeding it, on the localities of Dartmoor, appeared in the Monthly Chronicle of 1841. They are the first sketches of an intended Poem, as yet scarcely begun, to be entitled, "the Confessions Of A Pastor," which the Author hopes, in some future year, to produce: designing it as the winding-up of his poetical writings. The craggy path, whose difficult ascent We had with toil pursued, emerging now From overshadowing oak that hid the view, Wound gradually with a spiral curve As for example, the well known line, Bi) 5' axfav iropi St'iva. Kovqo(aGoto bahdwTis; in which the roar and plash of the waters is distinctly heard. But Homer is always great when alluding to the Sea, as if his imagination expanded to the vastness of the subject: I would add, among many instances, the noble lines at OSwrcr. E'. 175. Up from the deep recesses of the vale: Opening upon a wild and desolate scene. The moor extended far as eye could reach, In long upheaving waves--the waves of earth In fluctuation fixed; to where, abrupt, The frowning rocks of High-tor's giant throne The eye and mind arrested. We reserved The tribute of our homage till arrived: Turning our eyes away from where we felt Sublimity was throned, to contemplate The beautiful which we had left behind, Reposing in the valleys. Far around,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1843 Excerpt: ... Entered his soul!--a prophet there he stood, His inspirations round him: from the roar Of waves, his rushing verse was born: the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217043240

ISBN - 13:9780217043243

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